Paediatric Physiotherapy

Doing it for the kids!

‘Helping your child every step of the way. Our paediatric team believe in making the physiotherapy treatment for the child fun and interactive helping them reach their maximum potential’.

Physiocomestoyou is dedicated to providing access to a team of Paediatric Physiotherapists who work alongside Occupational Therapists and Speech & Language Therapists offering treatment to the child at their home, nursery or school. The therapy is of high quality and convenient meaning that the children do not have to be taken out of school, unecessary travelling is avoided and child care for other children does not have to be arranged. We provide a high standard of assessment, treatment and care for babies, children and adolescents aged between 0 and 19. Detailed reports following the assessment can also be requested. A comprehensive approach is used so that optimal physical development is achieved. Children require physiotherapists with specialist paediatric skills as their anatomy and function needs are very different from adults due to the fact they are constantly growing and changing everyday.


Physiotherapy Assessment

Our assessment looks at the child’s posture, gait, strength, tone, joint range of movement and their gross motor skills.

Physiotherapy Treatment

From the assessment a specific treatment programme is tailored to the child’s individual needs and goals. It is essential that treatment is age appropriate and fun to ensure good compliance and to enable integration into the child’s daily routine.


Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language Therapy

We work alongside paediatric OT’s and SALTs who can also see children at home or school.


Conditions treated

  • Musculoskeletal and Sports Injuries – back and joint pain, postural problems, soft tissue injury, gait abnormality, hypermobility
  • Developmental Conditions – developmental delay, preterm and premature babies, general global developmental delay. Click here to see information on stages of development of a child.
  • Respiratory Conditions – cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, long term ventilated children
  • Orthopaedic Conditions – fractures, positional talipes, Erb’s palsy, torticollis, plagiocephaly, perthes, before and after surgery including multi level surgery for cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions, SUFE’s
  • Neurological Conditions – genetic syndromes, cerebral palsy (hemiplegia, diplegia and quadriplegia), head injuries, spinal injuries, brain tumors, neuromuscular disorders
  • Neuromuscular Conditions – including duchenne muscular dystrophy and spinal musular atrophy

Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy – our paediatric physiotherapists are specialised in treating children following SDR treatment . Click here to see how they can help before and after the SDR procedure. The SDR brochure from Louisville includes extensive information about the procedure

How could my child benefit from paediatric physiotherapy?

There are many causes of children having developmental delay, injury to the brain, orthopaedic or neurological problems. Depending on the individuals’ issues (found in the assessment) there can be problems with mobility, posture, standing, walking, going up stairs, balance and function. The physiotherapist will work on training the large muscles in the body and increasing their strength particularly in the legs, arms and stomach. They will aim to increase the body control and help develop better:

  • Coordination
  • Better ability to do activities of daily living
  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Flexibility in joints and muscles
  • Independence


What does paediatric physiotherapy involve?

The physiotherapist will discuss goals with the child and parents. A treatment programme will then be devised aimed at achieving these goals. Treatments can include the following:

  • Working on the soft tissues and muscles with massage
  • Working on the joints
  • Doing stretches and specialist exercises with the child
  • Teaching the parents and child stretches and exercises to do in between sessions
  • Advice on posture
  • Advice on equipment including walking aids if required
  • General advice
  • Exercise equipment such as weights, gym balls, exercise bands, mats, wobble cushions and other child specific fun equipment are often used to help in the rehab.



Why use paediatric physios from Physiocomestoyou?

  • Members of the Association of Paediatric Physiotherapists
  • Use Evidence Base Practice and adhere to continuing professional development to ensure able to offer the most current evidence based treatment for children
  • Work closely with NHS physiotherapists and rest of your childs rehabilitation team
  • Support the childs family and carers to ensure the best outcome from daily therapy programmes
  • Extensive experience working with children with all classifications of cerebral palsy (hemiplegia, diplegia and quadriplegia).
  • Extensive experience working with children with different movement problems such as athetosis, chorea, spasticity and dystonia.
  • Provide easy to follow printed exercise programmes for parents, carers and children to follow

Charities We Recommend

  • Tree of Hope Charity – www.treeofhope.org.uk – charity offering hope to families of sick children in the UK needing specialist medical help
  • Cerebra – www.cerebra.org.uk – charity set up to help improve the lives of children with brain related conditions

Looking for paediatric physiotherapy in London? Our team is composed of experienced physiotherapists who provide comprehensive assessment and treatment to patients at home or work.

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    Your Therapists

    Pietro MazzarielloChartered Physiotherapist
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    Pietro graduated in Italy obtaining a first class honours in Physiotherapy where he started his career working as an outpatient physiotherapist providing treatments to neurological and orthopaedic patients with sub-acute and chronic conditions. After moving to the UK Pietro gained experience in both the NHS and private sector as physiotherapist in several Trusts both in England and Scotland whe...

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    Kenisiology taping
    Sports Physiotherapy
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    Acupuncture
    Aliya MowlChartered Physiotherapist
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    Aliya qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2008 from King’s College London. She started her career in the NHS where she gained a wide variety of experience, with more focus in orthopaedics and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. She has completed her APPI Matwork 1 training as well as Ante- and Post-Natal pilates training. Since having children herself, Aliya has become more interested in trea...

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    Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
    Rheumatology Physiotherapy
    Post Surgery
    Post-Surgery Rehab
    Massage
    Sports Massage
    Sports Physiotherapy
    Womens Health & Paediatric
    Acupuncture
    Penka (Pepi) BuzovitiChartered Physiotherapist
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    Pepi qualified as a Physiotherapist in 1996 with a degree in Physiotherapy from the Medical University Medical College Plovdiv Bulgaria. After working for 1 year in Medical University Hospital as rotational Physiotherapist, she moved to Greece where she worked as a Physiotherapist in a private OrthopaedicHospital and MSK OP Clinic in Larissa for 3 years. Since 2005 Pepi is a member of the chart...

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    Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
    Osteoporosis Programmes
    Post Surgery
    Post-Surgery Rehab
    Massage
    Sports Massage
    Kenisiology taping
    Sports Physiotherapy
    Womens Health & Paediatric
    Paediatric Physiotherapy
    Chest Physiotherapy
    Cardiac Rehab
    Acupuncture
    Oncology Physiotherapy
    Suchit JainChartered Physiotherapist
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    Suchit completed his Bachelors’ degree in Physiotherapy in Belgaum, India in 2000. He worked for two years in India, primarily in the earthquake affected area of Gujrat and gained extensive experience of managing complex orthopaedic conditions including spinal cord injuries and post-amputee rehabilitation. This inspired Suchit to work towards a MSC in Pain Management, which he completed in Edinb...

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    Care of the Older Person
    NHS/Care Homes
    Older Person's Physiotherapy
    Neurological Services
    Neurological Physiotherapy
    Vestibular Rehabilitation
    Musculoskeletal & Sports
    Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
    Prehab Training
    Rheumatology Physiotherapy
    Case Management
    Post Surgery
    Post-Surgery Rehab
    Massage
    Sports Massage
    Kenisiology taping
    Sports Physiotherapy
    Swedish Massage
    Deep Tissue Massage
    Acupuncture
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    Tricia ScottChartered Physiotherapist
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    Tricia Scott qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2006 from University of East London. She is a highly experienced physiotherapist who commenced her career in the NHS Trust hospitals and is currently working within the NHS Trusts and private hospitals. Her approach is holistic in the treatment of acute and chronic Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedic, Post-operative, Older People’s Rehabilitation...

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    Care of the Older Person
    NHS/Care Homes
    Older Person's Physiotherapy
    Neurological Services
    Falls Preventions Programmes
    Neurological Physiotherapy
    Vestibular Rehabilitation
    Musculoskeletal & Sports
    Case Management
    Post Surgery
    Post-Surgery Rehab
    Massage
    Swedish Massage
    Acupuncture
    Angela BenjaminChartered Physiotherapist
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    Angela qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 1992 from St Mary’s Hospital, London. She commenced her career in the NHS before returning to study and completing a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine from Glasgow University in 1997. She then began working in private practice, initially in private hospitals in London, specialising in musculoskeletal and orthopaedics, including post-operative...

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    Care of the Older Person
    Older Person's Physiotherapy
    Musculoskeletal & Sports
    Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
    Osteoporosis Programmes
    Post Surgery
    Post-Surgery Rehab
    Massage
    Sports Massage
    Kenisiology taping
    Sports Physiotherapy
    Acupuncture
    Caroline MurphyChartered Physiotherapist
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    Caroline is a Chartered Physiotherapist and is registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council. She graduated from Glasgow University with a Bsc in Anatomy and Physiology in 2007 before studying Physiotherapy as a Masters degree at Glasgow Caledonian University until January 2011. Soon after graduating she joined a leading sports injury clinic as a junior musculoskeletal physiotherapist ...

    Services

    Care of the Older Person
    NHS/Care Homes
    Older Person's Physiotherapy
    Neurological Services
    Vestibular Rehabilitation
    Pilates
    Musculoskeletal & Sports
    Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
    Osteoporosis Programmes
    Rheumatology Physiotherapy
    Case Management
    Post Surgery
    Post-Surgery Rehab
    Kenisiology taping
    Sports Physiotherapy
    Workstation Assessment
    Womens Health & Paediatric
    Acupuncture
    Prity AgarwalChartered Physiotherapist
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    Prity is a senior physiotherapist with over 13 years of experience as a physiotherapist. She has experience of working in the NHS as well as the private sector. Prity holds a Masters’ degree in musculoskeletal and Orthopaedic rehabilitation. She also has experience and interest in Neurological rehabilitation. She is an AACP qualified acupuncturist and also an APPI qualified Pilates instructor. ...

    Services

    Care of the Older Person
    Older Person's Physiotherapy
    Neurological Services
    Falls Preventions Programmes
    Neurological Physiotherapy
    Pilates
    Musculoskeletal & Sports
    Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
    Osteoporosis Programmes
    Rheumatology Physiotherapy
    Case Management
    Post Surgery
    Post-Surgery Rehab
    Womens Health & Paediatric
    Acupuncture
    Florence HingChartered Physiotherapist
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    Florence qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2006 from the University of East London. She began her Physiotherapy career at a busy District General Hospital in London. She has worked in many specialities and has chosen to focus on working in a domiciliary capacity within the NHS. The areas in which she has extensive experience of treating, include Vestibular Rehabilitation, Neurological Co...

    Services

    Care of the Older Person
    NHS/Care Homes
    Older Person's Physiotherapy
    Neurological Services
    Falls Preventions Programmes
    Neurological Physiotherapy
    Vestibular Rehabilitation
    Musculoskeletal & Sports
    Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
    Osteoporosis Programmes
    Prehab Training
    Rheumatology Physiotherapy
    Case Management
    Post Surgery
    Post-Surgery Rehab
    Workstation Assessment
    Womens Health & Paediatric
    Ergonomic Presentations
    Acupuncture
    Oncology Physiotherapy
    Leanne Plenge Chartered Physiotherapist
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    In 2014 Leanne extended our service to the West Country and manages Physiocomestoyou Bristol. She has over 12 years of experience in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Leanne worked at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, contributing to research and presenting at conferences. She completed a Masters in Neuro-Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the prestigious Kings College London in 2009. Sh...

    Services

    Care of the Older Person
    NHS/Care Homes
    Older Person's Physiotherapy
    Neurological Services
    Falls Preventions Programmes
    Neurological Physiotherapy
    Vestibular Rehabilitation
    Pilates
    Musculoskeletal & Sports
    Osteoporosis Programmes
    Prehab Training
    Rheumatology Physiotherapy
    Post Surgery
    Post-Surgery Rehab
    Massage
    Kenisiology taping
    Workstation Assessment
    Womens Health & Paediatric
    Chest Physiotherapy
    Ergonomic Presentations
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    Acupuncture
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